Social Project Tena, Ecuador

5 reviews5

Un lugar para aprender en la Amazonia, en Ecuador!

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Practice Spanish
5 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 11

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


$11/day por cubrir los alimentos. Es una area muy rural entonces no hay otras opciones para encontrar comida, pero los cocineros en nuestra comedor son buenisimos! El desayuno, el almuerzo y la cena son preparados cada dia, frescos y ricos.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

El viajero realizará ayuda de campo, mantenimiento en las áreas de producción, jardines, cosecha de productos, construcción, meliponicultura, mantenimiento de senderos, cultivo de semillas, replantación, producción de abonos orgánicos y compartir con niños de la localidad. El día empezará temprano por la mañana desde las 7 am. El requisito principal es tener muchas ganas de ayudar pero sobre todo aprender y los valores.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 55 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Social Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Practicing Spanish
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 5 Creating true social impact
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Learning about sustainability
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 13. Climate action
  • 2 15. Life on land
  • 2 17. Partnerships for the goals

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I can't say enough good things about the project. They truly care about the social and environmental work they do. They are constantly working to better the area in a way that benefits sustainability and the local people. I feel like other volunteers would get a lot of fulfillment out of it! The project is gorgeous and I saw some of the most amazing wildlife. More than that, the activities I got to join in on I'll remember forever. Waterfalls, caves, river canoes, and more! Volunteers here will learn about the earth, how to learn from it, and make a lot of great memories :) Thanks the project!

about 1 month ago



My Experience in the project Fundation was great. I like how they organise everything there and which goals they have. The time when I was there the school was great, after a month it was closed because of vacation, it was a little sad because I thought I have more classes with the kids. I would recommend to stay a little longer to get the full experience! Everyone who works there is pretty nice and helps. The food is pretty good, a lot of rice☺️

about 1 month ago



My stay at the project was amazing. I loved everything about it and met some of the most inspiring people. The work was meaningful and the kids are willing to learn. Douglas, David and Robert make u feel extremely welcome and makes the place magical. In the weekend u get to go on a lot of tours, discover the Amazon and be with local people. It's a beautiful place and the teachers at the school are so welcoming. I recommend this experience to everyone and I can't wait to come back some day.

3 months ago



I really enjoyed my experience at the lodge. You are immersed in the nature of the Amazon as well as the local culture. They provide amazing rooms but you may be moved around a lot, reasonably reliable wifi, and drinkable water as well as 3 meals. We got to participate in activities if there were guests staying at the lodge as well. The staff is incredibly helpful and kind. You really do feel like you're making a difference at the local school but you work more than advertised on the site. Not anything too bad, usually about 25h a week. Overall an amazing experience I would 100% recommend!

5 months ago



My experience at the lodge foundation was amazing. The people were amazing, so friendly and welcoming. The area was beautiful and our rooms were nice! I say “rooms” because we were moved around a couple times due to last minute events. We did receive 3 meals a day and they were delicious! Especially when they are hosting guest! They had so many activities for us to do such as Amazon forest walks, day and night. Bird watching, tubing on the river! We went to 2 different waterfalls that were just absolutely amazing and we were even able to go visit a cave! But you may work over the agreed hours.

5 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by David

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